Tor Anthon Christiansen

Tor Anthon Christiansen


Tor Anthon Christiansen is Partner in SANDS and is a part of our construction law team – a team he used to lead. Christiansen is specialized within construction law and general contract law, and has extensive expertise as a legal adviser and litigator for contractors, builders and consultants. Christiansen has among other things worked extensively with major infrastructure projects for road and railways (tunnels, bridges etc.). He also has longtime expertise in the power industry, other project-oriented industry together with processing industry and fabrication contracts.

He assists corporations all over Norway and has his headquarter at SANDS’ office in Tønsberg. Christiansen also assists a range of foreign corporations located in Norway.

He hosts a number of courses and seminars in standard-form contracts and other construction law topics, among other things for Standard Online, Juristenes Utdanningssenter and EBA Telemark Vestfold Buskerud (Norwegian Contractors Association).

Christiansen is recommended by the international rating bureau Legal 500 EMEA 2014, 2015 and 2016 edition, where he is described respectively as “very knowledgeable about the Norwegian construction industry», «an expert in construction law, and combines academic rigour with practical advice» and “incredibly smart”.

He litigates frequently before the courts and has experience as an arbitrator.

Christiansen has written various articles on construction law topics in a number of journals, including Byggeindustrien and the blog and was, among other things, co-author in the 2nd edition of “Hearings step by step – the Procedure for hearings in court” by Nicolay Skarning, 2009.

He has previously worked as a Deputy Judge and a temporary District Court Judge (Sør-Østerdal District Court and Namdal District Court) and in the law firms Haavind and Bull & Co (both in Oslo), before he joined SANDS in 2009.

Contact information

T: + 47 33 01 77 76
M: + 47 958 89 221
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Secretary: Anne-Line Høivik Holm

Construction law
2000 Graduate in Law (Cand.jur.) University of Oslo